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Great instructor and students I highly recommended this school.

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Had a great time with the folks at crossroads BJJ gym. I'm a visitor from out of town and the welcomed me in. No attitudes nothing but friendly folks! Their professor Dustin Rhodes is very knowledgeable and inviting. I got a chance to roll with him and even though he could shut me down with every move you was light and respectful of my abilities. This is reflected in his students. Not one meathead in the bunch �. Any way, top notch. Thanks for letting me train with you all!

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Cool men and women that enjoy learning and helping one another get better. Quality of instruction is very good, and it’s obvious that a lot of care is put into the development of the trainees. Nothing is free so you’ll have to put in the time on the mats to progress. Be prepared to discover the many stages of white belt. Great exercise and a lot of fun learning a useable skill that not many people out there know.

Lynne Black Hagerty reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Instructor is wonderful with kids. Very patient and has them engaged throughout the whole class time.

Anthony Azanon reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Crossroads BJJ is an excellent place for anyone with zero experience to more advanced. The classes are thought by people who are willing to help you out throughout the learning process and understand the importance of the basics in other to develop cohesive and fundamental grappling skills. Also, the classes vary from a larger group to more intimate sessions. So, there is really nothing to be afraid of; Crossroads BJJ in CT has you covered.

Fiona Mortell reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Dustin’s instruction is high level and detailed, everyone is extremely welcoming, and the gym is beautiful. It was an excellent visit and I definitely recommend Crossroads!

Delilah Waskiewicz reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Q and A Session: Knee Slice Pass Trouble Shooting

This past Saturday Crossroads BJJ had its first Q & A class and there was a fantastic showing. The class focused on trouble shooting the knee slice pass and what to do when two common counters are implemented as you attempt to complete the pass. The two methods of attempting to shut down the pass we discussed were when you can not successfully achieve the under-hook (your training partner gets the undertook first and when your training partner clamps down on your foot with their legs. 

    We covered two different methods of dealing with your training partner achieving the under hook first, and then discussed the cues that allow you to determine which method you should attempt. The first method we discussed was when your training partner has not only achieved the undertook but also has broken your posture. From this position we attempt to move to a 3/4 mount, in an effort to cut our knee across our training partners body, flatten them and stop them from working towards our back. We also discussed a foot placement detail to shut down them from putting us back in the guard. After we spent a time drilling this position even new BJJ students were able to stop the bottom player from significantly improving their position. 

    The second method we drilled was when the top player is able to recover their posture. This was the preferred method of stopping the bottom players under hook because it gave us the option of either move to 3/4 mount or to recover our own undertook and pass to side control. As with any position in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu the more options we have the better because we can keep with our training partner guessing. 

    If you missed this Q and A session make sure you don’t miss next Saturdays, chances are if somebody is asking a question, you made need the answers too. Plus getting a chance to see what other people are asking, problems they are having in certain positions is always a great way to see how other people are thinking about jiu-jitsu and that will help you understand jiu-jitsu even better.